After the amazing-out-of-this-world-discovery-that-changes-everything a few weeks ago (when I found out how to make glazes in any color – ok. maybe I’m being a bit dramatic. Just a little bit though.)
I wanted to see if it would work as a stain too – on unfinished wood.
So now you will not only know how to make glazes in any color, but you’ll know how to make colored stain too.
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How to Make Colored Stain
What you need:
- Unfinished Wood (I picked up that cute tray and box at Hobby Lobby.)
- Paint brush
- Lint Free Cloth
- Paper Cup or Plate to mix in.
You mix up the stain the same way you mix up the glaze, because, well its the same stuff. The difference is in how you apply it. Pour a small amount of clear glaze into your cup or plate. Dip your paintbrush into the paint – you don’t want much at all – then mix the glaze and paint together.
If you are worried about getting too much paint, then start with just a little bit, then add more if needed. The consistency should be pretty watery – similar to a stain.
Using your paintbrush, brush the stain onto the wood. Unlike with painted wood, the unfinished wood will absorb the stain super quickly, so do light coats so you don’t get more color than you want.
If you want more color, do more coats. Wipe off any excess with a lint free cloth.
Let it dry. Since there isn’t much paint in the stain, I would suggest a coat of Protect to keep your piece pretty.
As you can see, I mixed the stain up in green (Enchanting), Blue (Modern), Pink (Glamorous), and Yellow (Bold). You can see with the yellow that I put a bit too much paint in the glaze. You can’t see a lot of the woodgrain.
I think this cute little tray may end up in the circus’s big girl room. Its colorful – like her.
What would you use colored stain on?
Are you a color lover? Here’s more colorful furniture makeover ideas…
DIY Ottoman Coffee Table – a gorgeous deep teal blue hue paired with upholstery full of color.
DIY Side Table Makeover Ideas – nine colorful ideas for making over a side table.
How to Create a Beachy Color with Paint – give furniture a washed-out beach feel with this tutorial.
Polka Dot Chair Makeover with Painted Upholstery – navy, pink and white polka dots collide in this fun makeover!
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